Sandwiches are an obvious lunch staple and a breakfast guilty pleasure (bacon-egg-and-cheese hangover cure, anyone?), but they get left out when it comes to dinner. We’re here to make you reconsider. After all, when you get home at 8 p.m., the only thing easier than ordering takeout is slapping together a sandwich. Try one of these open-faced sandwich versions; each recipe is more than deli meat and cheese but is still as easy as PB&J—you’ll be digging in long before the delivery man would’ve arrived.
Fresh heirloom tomatoes could make any veggie hater a believer. Slather some avocado on seeded bread, top with juicy sliced tomatoes and fresh basil, and drizzle a balsamic reduction over top.
This cheesy vegetarian meal combines sautéed mushrooms, ricotta, chives, and Gruyère into a classed-up, open-faced grilled cheese... no tomato soup needed.
We’ll never get tired of the mozzarella-tomato-basil combo. Use leftover grilled chicken if you have it to speed things up, then drizzle with balsamic vinegar to get the classic flavor you know and love.